Nickwas the son of the prosperous and important Middle West Carraway family, anormal college student graduated from New Haven in 1915.
Young man participated in theGreat War. Later, he went east, where he lived in a house between two mansions,among them Mr. Gatsby's.
Invited to dinner with Tom andDayse Buchanan who once lived in Chicago, he began to discover things aboutthem. Miss Baker then told that Tom had a woman in New York and when he startedtalking about Mr. Gatsby, Tom and Dayse returned to the room.
Nick went with Tom to NewYork, on the way stopped in a garage where George Wilson, Tom had agreed to buya car, At that time,Wilson's wife came down. When Wilson stepped away, Tom andhis wife made an appointment.
Every night there were parties at Gatsby's house, he was the model of the self-made man, owner of a great fortune. Nick first came to the house of Gatsby invited by himself and then went more often at his parties, then discovered the unhappiness of his "example", who had a love for the wife of millionaire Tom.
For five years Gatsby dreamed of perfection, wasted his life in an impossible dream. Gatsby wanted Daise, but she stayed with someone like her, rich, manipulative Tom. Tom and Dayse were responsible for the destruction of Gatsby's dream. Like Gatsby, Nick had a dream he believed to be true.